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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 06:55 PM

Using Windows Character Map

You can use Character Map to copy and paste special characters into your documents, such as the trademark symbol, special mathematical characters, or a character from the character set of another language.

Open Character Map

Note:

To open a system tools item, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click the appropriate icon.


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Posted 23 January 2005 - 07:03 PM

Can one also buy a special keyboard to add symbols?
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:19 PM

Theres also Private Character Editor which lets you edit symbols/letters etc or design your own. To run it just go to start:run then type "eudcedit" without the quotes. Of course if you make your own characters no one else will be able to see them unless they happen to have the exact character you made on their pc. Oh and phawgg I'm not sure about buying a new keyboard for the symbolds but I know you could remap your keyboard also for the symbols they have shortcuts just hold alt then press the numbers on the righthand keypad to figure them out. Hope that helps :thumbsup: peace

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the tips Scarlett, and Xdox!!

You can find some interesting characters using the ALT method (pun intended).

≥Σ╓╚║₧☼╥╫
♣♠♥♂♥○♂♀♪↕
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:08 PM

ALT method?? :flowers: Wont work on mine. :thumbsup:


BTW Your welcome JE.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:13 PM

Yes, xdox, that was helpful.
I'm looking for a copyright symbol.
Easy access, so a little more experimental
work between the Character Mapping & Private Character Editor
should eliminate a special "author's keyboard" or such.
(if it exists like the scientific/mathematics ones do...I think)

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will work OK :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 25 January 2005 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:00 PM

Thanks for the info Xdox

should eliminate a special "author's keyboard" or such.
(if it exists like the scientific/mathematics ones do...I think)

Here is neat little toy from M$ I found that allows you to create your own keyboard layouts. I have it installed, but haven't had the time to play around with it so I don't know what it is capable of yet.

http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx

Only works with Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 (MSKLC will not run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows NT4).

Edited by Ronbo, 25 January 2005 - 09:33 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:08 PM

I have it installed, but haven't had the time to play around with it so I don't know what it is capable of yet.

Thats cool, Ronbo, I bookmarked it after reading the requirements.
Makes it closer to the "I'll study & figure this out stage"
presently assigned to several tasks
and endeavors.

Thanks. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 25 January 2005 - 09:09 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:11 PM

Scarlett, hold down ALT while typing a 3 or 4 digit number, then let go of the ALT button. You may not see anything on the screen until after you have finished letting go of the ALT button.

EX: ALT 3333 gives you ♣
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 09:56 PM

.ħ--m_D5++g+58c++_ :thumbsup:


Me thinks that I will stick with the Windows Character Map. :flowers:

Edited by scarlett, 26 January 2005 - 10:08 PM.

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